food reaction

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BEHAVIOUR Eating foods with additives can cause negative effect on children’s behavior. It is more likely to the children to have lack of their attention on something, easily lose their temper and have struggle in sleeping when they drunk or eat foods with additives or preservatives. There are several studies that are proven that many of the children’s food that have food additives or preservatives can cause Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD. It is very common behavioral disorder that affects an school age children. We can assume that allergies, perhaps to foods and food additives, could trigger the symptoms of ADHD. There was a study by a group of people in the UK. A group of children at age of three took a part in a more than four weeks project. In the first week of the study, the children were given a diet that contain most of food additive for a month. During the second week, they were assigned to supplement their additive free diet with the artificial food colorings Tartrazine, Sunset Yellow, Carmoisine, Ponceau, and the preservative Sodium Benzoate. All of them are given at the same time in a single drink daily for one week. In the other two weeks the children was given a fruit juice to drink which was identical in appearance but without the additives. By the use of scales to rate inattention, impulsiveness, and hyperactivity, the parents of these children monitor their behavior daily. The parents evaluate their children at the clinic at the end of each week of the study. As a result on the study Parents filled in reports assessing their child's behavior on criteria such as having difficulties in sleeping, don’t want to interrupt and to disturb losing their ... ... middle of paper ... ...the causes of allergic reaction to human. It is frequently used in restaurants and other fast food as part of their ingridients. Aspartame. It is a sweetener that is add to the food but it is sugar free. It is reported that it can be the cause of headaches and urticaria. Preservatives that causes reaction Sulfites. It is the most popular and most common preservatives that is usually used in to some ingredients but it is also well known for many symptoms of allergic reactions. . Nitrates and Nitrites. It is commonly used as a curing agents for meats that can cause reactions like anaphylaxis and urticaria. Benzoates. It is usually used in foods as an antimicrobial preservatives that can be the cause of asthma and also chronic urticaria. Sorbates/sorbic acid. Like benzoates, it is also a antimicrobial preservatives and it can be the symptoms of dermatitis. -

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